Bathroom sink hack 1

Published on January 15th, 2008 | by Jules IKEAHacker


bathroom special: gorgeous sink on a bekvam

thought of doing a bathroom day! so i’ll be posting two hacks for the busiest room in the house. the first is from karen in san francisco who madeover her bathroom and hacked this cute sink. the second one will be posted later today.


“we redid our entire bathroom, and in the process, wanted to get a bowl sink on top of a dark wood table. the table we wanted was $900!!! so i decided to make my own.

i bought the bekvam kitchen cart for $49.99. before assembling, i cut the hole in the top with a sabre saw per the sink installation instructions. i wasn’t going to put the wheels on, and i sawed off the back two legs so they would be the same length as the now non-wheelies ones. i stained all of the parts with a dark walnut stain.
sink hack 1

when dry, i assembled the table without the middle shelf. i put 3 coats of clear satin waterproof stain on it since it’s in a high moisture area. i put the sink on top, caulked around it, attached a drain pipe, and had a plumber install wall faucets. groovy! and a heckluva lot cheaper than $900!

ikea hack 2

the sink and faucet are from Expo Home Design Center.”

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16 Responses to bathroom special: gorgeous sink on a bekvam

  1. Anonymous says:

    Very nice!

  2. Angela says:

    That is pretty much awesome! I love it and the fact that it was $50 instead of $900!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I’ve done something similar with a bar stool in a small bathroom. The rungs from the stool make for a built in towel bar.

  4. eight double says:

    looks great. i guess when you walk in you don’t notice that drain pipe as much, that’s the only thing that really bothers me about this. is there a more aesthetically pleasing option for this drain pipe?

  5. karen says:

    Hey eight double, it’s true about the drain pipe in these photos- but when you are walking around you don’t really notice it, since it’s down low. I don’t know what another option would be.

  6. Anonymous says:

    that’s genius. i got my bekvam used for $15 on CL, so there’s one way to do this even cheaper.

  7. art and chel says:


    In response to the drainpipe, there are several different types of decorative traops that could be installed. They can be pretty pricey as well.

  8. Eric says:

    What brand sink did you use?

  9. Roman says:

    very nice!
    What you think about this
    bathroom shop

  10. DrinksMerlot says:

    This is a wonderful idea, and will fit perfectly in our bathroom re-do. So glad I happened upon this site.

  11. hunkate says:

    you could probably install a rung just below the counter top and hang a towel there, thus hiding the drain pipe that way! cheaper than custom or fancy pipes!

  12. Yea, that is beautiful. I really do like that. Stylish and simple.




  13. Apron Sink says:

    It looks gorgeous! How much did the white sink cost?

  14. Very creative. Simple, functional, and unique.

  15. Ana says:

    I would like to do a similar thing for my bathroom. Could you please let me know what is the moisture resistance after you have been using it for a few years? I have a similar wooden base st the moment but it got ruined after only three years of usage. Many many thanks!

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